Jason Pierre-Paul has “done well” after back surgery


As expected, the Giants placed defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul on the physically unable to perform list to start camp.

Pierre-Paul had back surgery in early June and was give a three month recovery timeline, which falls much closer to the start of the regular season than the start of training camp. Shortly after that surgery, coach Tom Coughlin said that he wasn’t counting on Pierre-Paul to be healthy at that point and didn’t update the expected return date when talking to reporter on Friday. He did say that Pierre-Paul’s progressing well, however.

“He’s done well,” Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “He’s worked hard. His weight’s good.”

Pierre-Paul will have some company on the PUP list. Guard Chris Snee, cornerback Terrell Thomas, defensive tackle Markus Kuhn and fullback Henry Hynoski will also be held out of practice as camp gets underway. There are no surprises on that list as all the players are either coming off of season-ending injuries or offseason surgeries that have forced the Giants to take it slow with their integration into full practices.

6 responses to “Jason Pierre-Paul has “done well” after back surgery

  1. We’re ok… Eli can play linebacker, cornerback, safety and defensive end. WOW… a little worried there for a minute.

  2. he probably hurt his back from lifting amukamara and dumping him into the cold tub too many times.

  3. I hope I get to see the Giants make the playoffs again in the next 10 years but I’m concerned because they have a big rebuilding project ahead.

    Pierre-Paul’s career might not be over but he’ll never be much more than a 5 sack a year guy who plays about half the time. His back injury was an awful break and he’ll never be the same.

    Eli’s arm is shot, my man Justin Tuck is worn out, Nicks can’t get through a season in one piece, the offensive line is in shambles, David Wilson is unproved, Andre Brown and Henry Hynoski might never make it back from injuries and there are too many holes to count on the defense.

    I’d be pretty happy of the Giants can manage 2 wins in the division this year.

  4. I had the same surgery as JPP. Its tricky, because you feel stronger and healthier very quickly. However, its still major surgery on an injured disc. The Giants need to hold him out till week 6 to keep him from re – injuring it again…protect him from himself.

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